Gov. Brown signs bill OKing $52 billion tax to fix state roads

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle:

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Friday a bill that will raise $52 billion in new taxes and fees to pay for the state’s roads and bridges.

Brown signed SB1, as he was expected to, without any fanfare or ceremony. He also gave final approval to two companion bills that were needed to lure reluctant lawmakers to support the transportation bill.

Under SB1 the state’s gas excise tax, which is currently 18 cents, will increase by 12 cents per gallon. The excise tax on diesel fuel, which is used by the commercial trucking industry, will increase by 20 cents a gallon to 36 cents. The diesel sales tax also will rise to 5.75 percent from 1.75 percent. Those increases begin Nov. 1.

Beginning Jan. 1, vehicle registration fees will increase by $25 to $175 depending on the value of the vehicle. Owners of zero-emission vehicles will begin paying an additional $100 annual fee beginning in 2020. …

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  1. It’s just going to drive (no pun!) more people and businesses out of the state.

  2. Anziani says

    ……without fan fare or ceremony on a Friday PM. Typical liberal tactics to draw away the normal taxpayer from his and deLeon’s money grab. Never mind that we taxpayers have been paying into the road fund faithfully for years but the money has not been spent on road maintenance but on union or feel good programs instead. Just wait until the 12 cents per gallon gasoline tax kicks in. Maybe it will be the final wake up call to the sheeple who don’t pay attention to Sacramento or Washington.

  3. dntgiveup says

    The man is a joke and I agree his puppet De Leon is right up there with him. I’m sure they got a good bid for the work like they did with the Bay Bridge.

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